I'm setting up a Pi4 to land on a blank page and have streaming services like Netflix as large icons and they run in kiosk mode. So I've hidden the bar across the top. What I would like to do is to have an icon on the desktop that links to wifi and bluetooth or both in one. I like the simplicity of the Wifi/BT setup from the bar at the top, but I'm hiding the bar and want it as a large app icon or link. What is the best way of either linking to the gui that pops up when you set up wifi or using a completely different one instead? Any help is appreciated.
For Wi-Fi you can use
wpa_clitools (or with only
dhclienttools you can connect to Wi-Fi AP and get an IP address). The
bluetoothctltool can be used for Bluetooth connection.
One solution is :
You can create Desktop shorcut with
You can create your own connection scripts and use it in the
Another option is : (Edit 03/05/2022)
blueman package :
sudo apt-get install blueman
Create desktop shortcut for bluetooth app:
File content :
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.1 Name=bluetooth Comment=bluetooth Icon=preferences-system-bluetooth Type=Application Terminal=false Exec=blueman
sudo apt-get install nm-tray
Create desktop shortcut for wifi/ethernet app:
File content :
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.1 Name=network Comment=network Icon=network-wireless-connected-100 Type=Application Terminal=true Exec=nmtui
I think it would be better to disable the following lxpanel plugins from lxpanel menu or remove them entirely:
lxplug-network, for example:
sudo apt-get remove --purge lxplug-bluetooth... lxplug-network...
- You can also change
Icon=if you remove plugins:
Icon=preferences-system-bluetooth (use default lxplug-bluetooth plugin icon) →
Icon=network-wireless-connected-100 (use default lxplug-network plugin icon) →
Icon=network-wired (use default nm-tray ethernet icon)
nmtui is a console GUI app.